Chichen Itza Ruins

 

Chichen Itza

De Ciudad del Carmen passamos por Isla Aguada onde ha algo semelhante  ao Projeto Tamar no Brasil que sao os viveiros de tartaruga e sua trajetoria para o mar. De la seguimos para Campeche que e a capital da Provincia de Campeche e depois para Merida que e a capital da Provincia de Yucatan e dai ate a cidadela de Piste onde ficam as famosas ruinas e piramides de Chichen Itza.

O Mexico e um pais de muita Historia envolvendo varias culturas – sendo a Maya a mais conhecida – e existem dezenas de areas arqueologicas no pais que consistem de ruinas maias, grutas onde os maias celebravam suas cerimonias, cenotes (pocos de agua natural), cidades maias antigas, templos, sendo que a mais conhecida e visitada por turistas e a de Chichen Itza, na cidade de Piste.

Aqui em Piste pernoitamos no Hotel e Resort Piramide que deve ter sido um complexo espetacular na epoca em que foi construido por um Americano visionario chamado Mr.Elicker que construiu um Hotel de luxo com piscina, bar, dezenas de quartos com ar condicionado, um restaurante, lobby com TV, leitura para os hospedes e hoje quem toma conta e sua filha sra.Carol Elicker que nos acolheu e nos permitiu estacionarmos a frente do Hotel, com acesso a agua, luz, piscina e outras dependencias do Hotel.

No dia seguinte fomos a pe ate as ruinas que se distanciam 1 km de onde estavamos e passamos boa parte do dia visitando Cichen Itza. As ruinas datam de aproximadamente 1553 anos e o nome vem da lingua Maya  CHI – boca, CHEN – poco( c com cedilha) e ITZA – o nome do povo desta regiao e elas foram tombadas como patrimonio da humanidade em julho de 2007 e considerada uma das novas 7 maravilhas do mundo.

O sitio inclui a famosa Piramide de Kukulkan, o Templo dos Guerreiros, o Jogo de Bola, as Monjas, o Observatorio Astronomico ou Caracol, por sua forma, cenotes sagrados,  alem de areas de colunas que eram cobertas e com objetivos diversos como o Mercado, alem de diversos outras construcoes menores.  E para completar existem as Tiendas e vendedores de artesanias e objetos tipicos e relacionados a cultura maya. Compramos dois vestidos tipicos mexicanos para nossas queridas e amadas netas Hortensia e Helena…muita saudade delas!

Chichen Itza – English version

From Ciudad del Carmen we went through Isla Aguada where there is the turtle hatchery and they reach the Gulf waters when they’ve hatched. From here we went to Campeche which is the capital city of the Campeche Province and then into Merida – the capital city of the Yucatan Province and from here to the small town of Piste where the famous ruins and pyramids of Chichen itza are located.

Mexico is a country with much History comprising several cultures but the most well-known is the Mayan Culture, and there are several archaeological sites, which are composed of Mayan ruins, caves where Mayans celebrated their sacred ceremonies, cenotes  (sinkholes), ancient Mayan cities, temples, ant the most famous and most visited of them all seems to be Chichen Itza, in Piste.

Here in Piste we spent two nights at Piramide Hotel and Resort which must have been a spectacular place at the time it was built in the mid 60’s by a visionary American named Mr.Elicker from Philadelphia who built a luxurious hotel for that time with a big pool, bar by the pool, several bedrooms with air conditioning, lobby with TV and reading material for guests, a restaurant…nowadays his daughter Carol takes care of the Resort and with the development of Cancun the place has lost much of its glamour and business…which is a pity. Carol welcomed us and we were able to park in front of the hotel, using electricity, water, the pool and other facilities.

The next day we walked to the ruins once they are just half mile away from the place we were parked and spent most of the day visiting Chichen Itza. The ruins date back 1553 years and the name is derived from the Mayan language CHI – mouth, CHEN – well, ITZA – the tribe that inhabited the area, and it was named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World on July 7th, 2007.

The site consists of the Kukulkan Pyramid, the Temple of the Warriors, the grand Ball Court, The Nunnery, and the Observatory , the sacred wells and several places with columns which had a roof and were used for different purposes including a marketplace, among other smaller stone buildings. And to complete the site there are several “tiendas” and vendors selling “artesanias”, typical Mexican artifacts and Mayan related objects. We bought two little embroidered dresses for our dear and beloved granddaughters – Hortensia and Helena – we miss them a lot!  

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01.07 | 17:55

Ola ,aqui e o Lula de Recife☺. Nos encontramos ontem/Sabado no Look out Point ,on the Mulholland Highway. Foi um prazer Conhece los. Curtam a Viagem.

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28.12 | 08:13

Thank you soooo much for the wishes...we are all fine, have returned from the US on the 20th to spend Christmas with family...wishing you all Happy Holidays,too

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22.12 | 23:11

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year., Daniel and Ingrid. I pray you are both well. All is well here ... think of you fondly so often. God Bless!

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29.10 | 12:03

Linda viagem. Ótimo depoimento!!!

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